Items tagged with Google Maps

Google Maps is gaining a few new features that are aimed at helping you plan your next adventure. One of the new features will even alert family and friends when you arrive home safely. Google Maps has long been a favorite for helping navigate one's way through a new city, or to help plan out the best route to take... Read more...
Road trips are expensive and it can be challenging to figure out beforehand how much your journey will truly cost. There is now a neat feature that will help you plan out your road trips more thoroughly. Google Maps will show toll prices to those who input their destination. The new feature will be available on... Read more...
Years ago, the method of navigating was either printing out directions from MapQuest or pulling out the absurdly large Rand-McNally map for the state and figuring it out the quickest way to your destination. You would not have access to live data like accidents, police activity, and road conditions as you do now with... Read more...
Google Maps is sometimes a godsend for frequent road travelers, but it can also be odd at times with random route miscues or occasional misinformation. In a time where digital information is paramount in getting things done, having access to quality and factual information about routes and businesses is important... Read more...
Google Maps is used by millions of people every day to make commutes easier and hopefully faster. As the saying goes, “work smarter, not harder,” but Google is looking to translate that to “drive smarter, not harder” with AI implementation into Google Maps. According to Google, over 1 billion kilometers (621371189mi)... Read more...
Google Maps is getting a few changes that will bring new features to the popular navigation service. The new features include tweaks to the user interface and navigation to public transit options, among others. The first-mile transit options show people how to connect to public transit by walking, biking, motorcycle... Read more...
Time flies when you’re having fun. Google Maps is turning fifteen years old in 2020. Google Maps is celebrating its 15th birthday with updated tabs, upcoming features, and a fresh logo. The new look and features are intended to improve navigation, encourage exploration, and provide information about public... Read more...
Google Maps and other related apps are part of many of our daily activities. Google Maps provides directions, information about traffic, restaurant recommendations, and many other services. However, it is also important to remember that these kinds of apps can be easily manipulated. Artist Simon Weckert recently... Read more...
Anyone familiar with Google Maps knows that the search giant sends out cars that have weird-looking camera masts on top, to record footage that allows you to look at what a historic destination, homes, or business looks like from the street level. Some images of amusement parks and other historical places are captured... Read more...
You have to hand it to Google, despite any misgivings you might have towards the company as a whole, it delivers some interesting products and services. One of them is Google Maps. I personally think it is an underappreciated service, though Google continues to improve it all the time. It also sprinkles in some fun... Read more...
Google acquired Waze, a GPS navigation software app, way back in 2013. Google and Waze work mostly independently from one another, but Google has recently incorporated a few features that were inspired by Waze. Google Map users will now be able to report speed traps and crashes on iOS devices. According to Google... Read more...
Google has announced an update to Google Maps this week that makes it easier for users to travel their first and last miles to their destination. Some commuters have complicated routes that involve multiple modes of transportation and thanks to the update, transit directions can be paired with biking and ridesharing... Read more...
Google Maps has new features that are aimed at making it easier to stay organized and to find your way when walking around on vacation or for business. One of the updates makes it easier for travelers to have all their reservations for air travel and hotel in one place. Google says that the new feature is a great way to keep reservations handy, Read more...
How people get around in big cities has changed dramatically in recent years, and for those who don't live in big cities, it can be hard to figure out where to get and return these new modes of transport (a la bikesharing). Google Maps is looking to make it easier for people trying to get around in urban areas to find... Read more...
Slowly but surely, Google is incorporating more of Waze's features into its home brewed Maps app. If you've used Google Maps recently, you may have noticed that it includes speed limit information, and will verbally alert you to speed limit cameras in your path. On top of those recent additions, Google is now... Read more...
Google Maps has been slowly building up its feature set over the last few years to make the app better for people all around the world. In January 2019, Google Maps tested a speed limit indicator feature in a few countries that has, over the last few months, rolled out to most users. Earlier this month, Google Maps... Read more...
Are you craving Chinese take-out? Hungering for a hamburger? You no longer need a slew of third party apps to get some apps to your door. Users will now be able to easily order food from Google Assistant, Maps, and Search. Participating restaurants will have an “Order Online” button, if a user searches for them... Read more...
Google has been steadily rolling out updates to its flagship navigation app Google Maps to add new features and functions. One of the recent navigation additions was speed limit signs for roads in some areas to let drivers know how fast they can go without a ticket. It's also come to light recently that law... Read more...
Google Maps is one of those apps that just about every smartphone user has on their device no matter if they prefer iOS or Android. Google has updated the Maps app with cool features that make it useful on your daily commute to avoid traffic, accidents, and annoying construction. The search giant is also working on... Read more...
Brace yourself, the April Fools' Day gags are coming. Some have even gotten a head start on the annual day of pranks. Remember that sneaky photo of NVIDIA's mysterious Project RON that popped up over the weekend? That turned out to be a humorous hoax. For some, this day is all fun and games. For Google, that is... Read more...
At last year's Google I/O conference, there was much talk about augmented reality (AR) enhancements that would be coming to the huge popular Google Maps navigation app. We haven't heard much else since the feature was first talked up, but Google is now letting a select few testers see how AR navigation works in the... Read more...
Google Maps has been steadily adding new features to the app to give more functionality and match other offerings like Waze. One of the latest features that Google Maps added was speed limit indicators, but the catch was that initially those were only available in the San Francisco Bay area and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It appears that Google Read more...
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